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The Ottawa Convention Status Report

Last updated: July 18, 2008

Convention Status of all states is listed below. Visit the International Campaign to Ban Landmines Landmine Monitor for a detailed profile on a particular country. For more information about the Mine Ban Treaty, visit The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) Web site.

Signatures:

Refers to all states that signed the Convention, thereby signalling their intention to adhere formally to the Convention at a later date and, under international law, requiring that they must not do anything that undermines the object and purpose of the Convention. The Ottawa Convention was open for signature by states for a fixed period of time - from December 3, 1997 to its entry into force on March 1, 1999.

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Monaco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Ratifications:

Refers to all states that have formally agreed to be bound by the Convention, a process which includes domestic measures to "ratify", "accept", "approve" or "accede to" the Convention and the deposit of a declaration with the UN Secretary General indicating adherence to the Convention.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tomé and Principe
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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States Party to the Convention:

Refers to all states for which the Convention has entered into force. The Convention enters into force on the first day of the sixth month after the date on which that state has deposited its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Comoros
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Cook Islands
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sudan
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Not Ratified

Refers to those states that have not ratified/acceded to the Convention. This includes those states that signed the Convention but which have not yet formally agreed to be bound by the Convention.

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Democratic
    Peoples Republic of
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam